The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 19 Oct - Maiden Scotland
Fri 25 Oct - Blackmore's Blood
Fri 1 Nov - Atom Heart Floyd
Sat 16 Nov - Sabbra Cadabra
Sat 23 Nov - DURANanDURAN
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Dubsidence - Sat 26 Oct
Funktion - Sat 2 Nov
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Saturday 19 October
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 25 October
Blackmore's BloodBlackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 26 October
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 1 November
Atom Heart FloydAtom Heart Floyd

Made up of four core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, Atom Heart Floyd aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 2 November
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 16 November
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 23 November
DURANanDURANDURANanDURAN

DURANanDURAN are Scotland’s premier Duran Duran tribute band. Recreating the original classic line-up and bringing you all the big hits from Planet Earth to Paper Gods, 4 decades of perfect pop songs are covered by brilliant musicians and fans of the band. Catch Daniel LeBon, Paul, Michael and Gary Taylor along with Alan Rhodes live to experience a top night of fantastic hit songs and often some surprises along the way.

The band have been going strong for 8 years now, although this new improved line-up have been together for a year when it was decided to use a live keyboard player to enhance the experience for the gig goers. Playing the likes of Oran Mor and SWG3 in Glasgow, along with the o2 Arena in Newcastle, you can be sure this is a band who love playing the big shows with their big sound.

Not to be missed.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £9. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 6 December
TideraysTiderays

plus Kasama & Tranqua Lite

‘Audibly a force to be reckoned with…’ RaveChild 2017

Since they began in January 2017, Tiderays have established themselves on both a local level, selling out their debut EP launch, and on the Scottish music scene as a whole. Taking influence from bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson and Bon Iver, the band have amalgamated these influences with their own personal musical backgrounds, ultimately creating a truly original Scottish indie rock sound.
Their ever growing track record of gigs is one to be respected. After continuous live shows in their hometown of Dumfries, the four piece have began to merge with the scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle supporting bands such as The Estrons. They also excelled at putting on their own headline show in Scotland’s music capital with support from some of the best up and coming acts Glasgow has to offer.
As well as performing at reputable venues around the country, Tiderays have also been involved in larger-scale events. They took to the stage during the Big Burns Supper Arts Festival in Dumfries at the start of the year alongside Scottish legend Eddi Reader and a host of other acts to toast the bard. The band have since went on to make their debut music festival appearance at Electric Fields Festival, sharing the stage with A-list acts such as Glass Animals and Dizzee Rascal while maintaining a modest approach to their music.

Tiderays’ primary task for now is to record and release some new tracks with a view to releasing a debut album in the near future in addition to supporting Shawn James towards the end of the year.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Wednesday 1 January
Goggsie's Midnight ScunnersGoggsie's Midnight Scunners

Goggsie's Midnight Scunners return for their annual New Year's Day bash at The Venue.

***TICKETS FOR THIS GIG ARE EXPECTED GO QUICKLY, PLEASE BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FROM THE BAND DIRECT(see thier facebook page)***


From 3pm - 8pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 24 January
Frankly The SmithsFrankly The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 7 February
The Springsteen Sessions

As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions arrive on the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more importantly, wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band via ‘The Springsteen Sessions’



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.